Babe: Pig In The City
Facts and Figures
Run time: 97 mins
In Theaters: Wednesday 25th November 1998
Box Office Worldwide: $18.3M
Distributed by: Universal Studios
Production compaines: Kennedy Miller Productions
Contactmusic.com: 1 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Fresh: 37 Rotten: 23
IMDB: 5.8 / 10
Babe: Pig In The City Movie Review
Sure, the humor is moderately intelligent and the narration includes things like a mention of the chaos theory, but when it boils down to it, Babe II was just like every other sequel: an attempt to carbon copy the original. But, friends, the great copy machine known as Hollywood is broken, and has never gotten a repairman, so we are doomed to watch screwed up attempts at copying, remakes gone wrong, and things screwed up.
Babe II disappoints. It disappoints so much that I'll give you the plot summary and then leave you be because talking about it makes my relive the relative boredom of sitting in front of the screen with talking animals on it.
Babe comes back from winning the sheep-herding contest he won last movie and, when the farmer is injured and the farm goes into debt, Babe has to go to the city. Of course he's separated from his human and of course he saves the day for man and animal alike. There's really nothing that's anything but simplistic about it. It's a movie void with laughs.
Now I promised I'd shut up so I will, but if you see Babe II, don't come to me complaining about it.